Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will open the two person show “Christine Lafuente and Philip Frey” during the First Friday Art Walk, Aug. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.; both artists will be present.

The exhibition will feature Lafuente’s delicate, light-drenched still lives and Frey’s loose, expressive figurative work. Both artists are working in oil paint; both also will exhibit landscape paintings.

LaFuente’s paintings are loosely rendered, suggestive works. Her still life work typically refers to delicate flowers placed in a vase on a table with utilitarian items next to them in  reverent juxtapositions. Lafuente spends her summers painting in Maine and lives and works in Brooklyn throughout rest of the year. She has taught nationally for nearly 30 years.

Maine’s Frey is known for his color-saturated landscapes and vibrant domestic interiors. In some works, Phil melds his interior worlds with his figures, creating a more complex relationship and story. His landscape work explores the intense light of dusk or dawn and its ability to change the viewer’s perception of the architectural and natural elements.

The show will run through Aug. 29, open daily and by appointment. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or